SOLAR POOL PANEL INSTALLATION
"CONNECTING & MOUNTING"
STANDARD SHINGLE ROOF INSTALLATION
Six Vortex 4' x 12' Panels | One Panel Array | South Facing Roof
Inspect the roof for any sharp projections that may damage the panels. If there are any vents, chimneys or other obstructions, layout the system before attaching the panels.
CHALK LINE ROOF MARKINGS
Establish a horizontal chalk line across the roof where the top headers of the solar pool panels will be positioned. This line must have 3/4" clearance above and below it for mounting the Header Clip on a flat surface.
Note: For northern climates, the top header chalk line MUST have a 1/4" per foot slope towards the solar panel array water feed connection to allow for drainage.
For tile roofs, the line should be approximately 2" above the bottom of the tile.
Then drop a vertical line [90° to the horizontal line] at the left or right end of the panel array to locate where the first solar pool panel will be installed. Allow a minimum of 3" on all sides of the panel array for the systems feed and return PVC plumbing lines.
Begin installing the solar panels from either right to left or left to right; working towards the opposite end. In this example we are installing the panels from right to left.
First install the Vortex panel that has the 4 rubber couplings connected to it. Before bringing the panel onto the roof, slip one hose clamp with the header clip attached to it onto the right and left rubber coupling that is attached to the top panel header.
Carefully bring the prepped solar pool panel up onto the roof and lay the top header approximately 1 1/4" below the horizontal chalk line. Once you have the first panel in position dab a bead of caulking under each of the stainless steel mounting clips and screw the clips to the roof.
Slip a hose clamp over the bottom Rubber Coupling. Position the next panel to the right of the first panel, and insert the header outlet into the top and bottom Rubber Coupling of the first panel. Position each Hose Clamp over the groove of the second panel; facing out and up for easy access, then tighten until snug. The top and bottom should look like the diagram below when finished.